Visas on arrival are very close to becoming a thing of the past, especially with the rise of the electronic visa system which more and more countries adopt. The Ugandan government took the decision of replacing the Uganda visa on arrival with the Uganda electronic visa. As a result, starting July 2016, a Uganda visa at the Entebbe airport was no longer available. People used to land there and get their visa, but now, every traveler who lands on the Entebbe airport and has not applied online for a Uganda e-visa will be sent back to the country of origin.
Until the Uganda electronic visa came to full effect, the visa on arrival system at the Entebbe airport was pretty inefficient. The facility was not as available as before, and delays used to occur pretty often. As it seems, the switch was necessary.
In this article, we will explain to you what to do in order to enter Uganda legally with no issues.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What can I do to travel to Uganda?
Lucky for you, there is even a better system in place nowadays. You can apply online before you leave for Uganda, and all you need to do is to use the services provided by iVisa.
You just have to fill in an application form, then submit it, and after that, iVisa takes care of the rest. The company provides the fastest expedited visa processing on the market, and it beats going down to the nearest Ugandan embassy.
What are the requirements?
Uganda’s visa policy allows everyone to apply for a Uganda e-visa. Meeting the requirements should not be an issue. You need to provide some information and documents, and iVisa will take it from there. Here is what you need:
Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan Last Page of Passport (if applicable) Yellow Fever Vaccination Invitation Letter (if applicable) Immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable) Return Ticket (if applicable) Supporting document for the purpose of visit (Medical) (if applicable) Cover letter detailing the purpose of visit (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Invitation Letter (if applicable)
Immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable)
Return Ticket (if applicable)
Supporting document for the purpose of visit (Medical) (if applicable)
Cover letter detailing the purpose of visit (if applicable)
Remember that you have to provide a valid passport, with at least another 6 months from your date of arrival in Uganda. Also, your photo must be a passport-sized one and a recent as possible.
If you are not vaccinated against Yellow fever, you will be subjected to vaccination when you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures may be taken as well.
For the Uganda Transit visa, you will need a letter that states the reason for transit and the country of destination as well. The East Africa Visa also requires an itinerary and a return flight ticket.
Once you have everything you need, you can move on and fill in the application form.
Here at iVisa, we care about your time, which is why we designed an application form that takes 15 minutes to complete. If you need some help or you have questions, you can refer to our support service that is ready to jump in 24/7.
What are the prices for this e-Visa?
We know you might be worried about the pricing, but you don't have to. iVisa has three options for you to choose the best one according to the urgency of your e-Visa.
The options you have are as it shows next:
Standard processing time – this might be the slowest processing time you can select, but do not think that you have to wait weeks for your visa. In reality, the slowest option means that you have to wait 6 Business Days f. All you have to do is to pay USD 93.50 and you're done.
Rush processing time – the second choice is not the fastest, but you get your e-Visa quicker than if you would select for the processing time mentioned before. In this ocasion, your visa will be in your inbox in 4 Business Days. The price is USD 126.50.
Super Rush processing time – the last option for you is super fast as you can guess by its name. It costs more than the others, but your visa application is processed in just 3 Business Days, but just if you pay USD USD 155.25.
How do I apply for this Uganda visa?
The 3-step application form is very accessible. The first step asks you to fill in your personal information and choose a processing time along with the visa type you need.
The second step requires you to revise the information you provided during step one and make the payment. You need to make sure that everything you put in during step one is entirely accurate. Mistakes are impossible to correct after your application reaches processing.
As for payment, iVisa gives you something that an embassy does not, and that is the opportunity to use a means of payment that is most suitable for you. You can use a credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
The last step will ask you to upload additional documents. This step may be different for some people because it depends on factors like who you are traveling with, there are minors, and so on. Even so, iVisa will notify you of everything you need to take care of.
What should I do after applying?
Once you submit your application, you need to wait for your Uganda e-visa to arrive via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print it out before you leave for Uganda. The document allows you a 45 days in Total stay period inside the country, and you have a Single Entry. The East Africa visa comes with Multiple Entry.
Where can I read more about this visa?
Do you still have questions and doubts about the Uganda e-Visa? Don't despair then, we've got your back. You can read more FAQs and valuable info through this page or you can simply contact our customer service center to get something more personalized.
With iVisa you’ll quickly learn why more than 17,000 customers have rated this company with a 9.5 “Excellent” service on Trustpilot. You can find out for yourself by reading our testimonials and also chatting with our team with any questions that you could have.
While a Uganda visa at the Entebbe airport may no longer be available, we think that iVisa comes up with a better, hassle-free solution. Don’t you think?